Re: CB&Q box car rebuilding, Was, Interior view of USRA SS boxcar


Those are "nailer" strips for the end lining.

John G

--- In STMFC@..., Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:

or for a larger view

what was the purpose of the boards inserted inside the ribs?


Given that photo was taken at Havelock, NE on the CB&Q, it is likely a
CB&Q Class XA-7/8 40' Single sheathed Automobile box being rebuilt (they
had 5/5/5 ends). - Think Sunshine's CB&Q 22.6 Kit in HO, or Rails
Unlimited Resin body in O scale.

Here is a more convenient TinyURL for the photo:


Kind regards,

Rob Adams

On 1/31/11 7:49 AM, Bill Welch wrote:

I don't know if this will work but this is the link to a very
interesting photo of what looks like a 50-ton USRA boxcar interior
showing the car being repaired or re-sheathed. It is on the Newberry
Library website.

Bill Welch
2225 Nursery Road; #20-104
Clearwater, FL 33764-7622
fgexbill@... <>

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